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Old 11-09-18, 12:49 PM
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Recently bought a Sigma Close-up lens (AML72-01) to go with my Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro lens. Tried it out in the garden photographing hover-flies with my Canon 70D.


Hover-fly Episyrphus balteatus (2) by Ian Wilkinson, on Flickr

Hover-fly (6) by Ian Wilkinson, on Flickr

Drone-fly by Ian Wilkinson, on Flickr

Hover-fly (3) by Ian Wilkinson, on Flickr
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Old 11-09-18, 12:53 PM
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Some more:

Hover-fly(2) by Ian Wilkinson, on Flickr

Hover-fly (4) by Ian Wilkinson, on Flickr

Hover-fly Syrphus ribesii (2) by Ian Wilkinson, on Flickr

Hover-fly Syrphus ribesii (1) by Ian Wilkinson, on Flickr
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Old 11-09-18, 07:55 PM
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WOW!

Looks like money well spent to me; fabulous images.


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Old 12-09-18, 12:30 PM
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Cheers Tony, I'm pleased with the Sigma 18-300mm lens as a walkabout, and the close-up lens (which is only slightly bigger than a filter) means I don't have to carry a separate macro lens with me.
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Stunning pictures, I have just bought the Tamron but not tried it yet, was in a closing down sale
so got it half price. forgot to ask did you use a ring flash. ??
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